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Trimble's TerraSync Software Makes Data Collection and Maintenance Faster and More Accurate

TerraSync Software Version 2.10 Professional Edition Now Includes MrSID

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2002 - Continuing to provide innovative Global Positioning System (GPS) software for mapping and Geographical Information System (GIS) professionals, Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today new features in its TerraSyncTM software. TerraSync version 2.10 software includes significant new functionality for even easier and more flexible data collection and maintenance.
 
The TerraSync software now gives GIS professionals the convenience of using any Microsoft® Windows® or Windows CE device-including laptops, tablets, Pocket PCs and pen computers-with a Trimble GPS Pathfinder® receiver to collect and update data in the field.
 
Natural resource, forestry and utility managers, along with urban planners and many other organizations use Trimble's GPS/GIS systems to ensure the GIS database always contains high quality, up-to-date data.
 
MrSID Support
 
The new TerraSync Professional edition supports LizardTech Inc.'s MrSID, the standard image compression format. MrSID enables image files of unlimited size to be quickly downloaded and displayed so users can visually verify data in the field, ensuring the right data is collected and maintained.
 
Improved Accuracy
 
The new software version includes Trimble's innovative SuperCorrectTM technology, significantly increasing field data collection flexibility and accuracy. With this new technology, users can postprocess the GPS data in Trimble's GPS Pathfinder Office software, using different settings than what may have been used in the field. This is ideal if the user is working in less favorable conditions, such as a forest canopy environment. The user can use generous mask settings to allow them to record as much data as possible while in the field. Then, back in the office, they can apply different settings and filters, to achieve the right balance between accuracy and yield.
 
Professional and Standard Editions
 
The new TerraSync software version 2.10 gives users two options depending on their work requirements: Professional and Standard. The fully-featured TerraSync Professional software is ideal for high quality GIS data collection and ongoing data maintenance. The TerraSync Standard edition is focused on the collection of new GIS data.
 
In addition to the data collection features, the Professional edition includes data maintenance functions, such as the ability to upload of data from an existing GIS database; display raster and vector background data in the map display; connect to an Internet Map Server; and input data from a laser rangefinder or external sensor.
 
The TerraSync software version 2.10 is available now through Trimble's Mapping and GIS dealer network.
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
 

Media Contact:    LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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